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Steve Balsamo is a singer-
Gentle 'persuasion' by the head of the label saw Steve return to the stage in the French phenomena Notre Dame De Paris, which was followed by Poe – More Tales Of Mystery and Imagination, a new musical by Alan Parsons Project writer Eric Woolfson. Based on the life and work of Edgar Alan Poe, the show had it's world premiere at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 2003, and features the powerful song Immortal.
In 2004, Steve formed The Storys, a West Coast influenced harmony country-
The Storys' songs have been featured in the US teen drama One Tree Hill and hit Brit-
As a side project, Steve also formed a progressive experimental rock project with Rob Reed (Magenta) and Rob Thompson (The Storys) called ChimpanA. The resulting CD also featured Sam Brown, Tony Dallas, Christina Booth (Magenta), Margo Buchanan, Bluei, Nigel Hopkins, Andrew Griffiths and Sian Cothi. The musical influences were Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Bjork and Massive Attack.
Steve also formed a trio, Oystermouth, with Rob Thompson and Andy Collins of The Storys, creating a sound that is a modern twist along the lines of Simon & Garfunkel in the those hazy, folky, seminal days of the late 60s/early 70s. An EP, Five Songs For Jen, is available for download -
After meeting Jon Lord, founder, writer and ex-
Aside from this, Steve is a prolific songwriter, having scored hits in Europe and Australia with artists as diverse as Meat Loaf, Anthony Callea, Jonatan Cerrada, Slash of Guns n' Roses fame.
Recently he has been writing songs with beautiful, ethereal-
Steve feels blessed to have had many adventures in music which have allowed him to sing on stage with the likes of Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Mario Frangoulis, Justin Hayward, Lara Fabian, Madeleine Peyroux, Glenn Hughes, Steve Harley, Lulu, a couple of Stones, a couple of Eagles, a couple of Floyds and some of the best players on the planet!
When he's not making music, Steve tries to be a good dad, paints, swims, reads, listens to Radio 4 and thinks too much…
Armin Strom, based in Bienne, Switzerland is named for a now-
What They Say...
"A pure and beautiful voice"
"Steve has a classic voice -
"If I could sing, I'd sing my songs exactly the way Steve sings them -
"Balsamo has a truly spellbinding voice"
"Forget the Pop Idol and X Factor wannabes, Steve Balsamo is the real thing, a singer's singer who sweeps effortlessly through the octaves, hits just the note the song demands and opens the floodgates of emotion. Truly, this man is the son of God"
"Steve Balsamo is the British Don Henley: his huge, breathy, passionate voice sounding like it originated in California, not South Wales"
"Steve Balsamo's vocal is country rock perfection and full of feeling"
"Not since the days of Pete Ham and Badfinger has Swansea seen the likes of such a brilliant singer/songwriter as Steve Balsamo"
"Steve Balsamo's performances were spine-
"A couple of years of heavy gigging [have] given Steve Balsamo's fabulous voice more dark tones and more weight"
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